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Hmm, that GTX 460 is looking better and better...Could my power supply handle that? Plus, wouldn't that bottleneck like crazy with my E8400 though? I'm not looking to upgrade that quite yet...cause when I get more money, I can put the GTX 460 in my new rig when I upgrade later.
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I've always held the opinion get the best you can afford, because while yes, the 460 will bottleneck slightly, it makes it so the parts will last into your next build.

Also, on a side note... I haven't looked at 460s in the longest. Why the hell did EVGA make a 2GB 460 and then only give the 460 2WIN 1GB per core?
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I've always held the opinion get the best you can afford, because while yes, the 460 will bottleneck slightly, it makes it so the parts will last into your next build.

Also, on a side note... I haven't looked at 460s in the longest. Why the hell did EVGA make a 2GB 460 and then only give the 460 2WIN 1GB per core?
Yes, that's true...but if I were to get the 550 TI, what would be the bottleneck when gaming, my OC'd E8400 or the graphics card?
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post #14 of 34
The 550 ti would probably still be bottlenecked, though not quite as much as the 460 would be. Even with the 460, I would be shocked if you got more than ~15% bottleneck, it'll be a huge improvement over your 9800GT.
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I've always held the opinion get the best you can afford, because while yes, the 460 will bottleneck slightly, it makes it so the parts will last into your next build.
Agreed.

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Also, on a side note... I haven't looked at 460s in the longest. Why the hell did EVGA make a 2GB 460 and then only give the 460 2WIN 1GB per core?
For the same reason they gave it a useless SLI finger...

post #16 of 34
best performance for your buck:
1.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102932

if you dont like that one i would go for this one as second best:
2.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130591

Either one is more then good enough for your system
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post #17 of 34
I'd suggest GTX 460. they're about the same price but performs much better.
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post #18 of 34
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The 550 ti would probably still be bottlenecked, though not quite as much as the 460 would be. Even with the 460, I would be shocked if you got more than ~15% bottleneck, it'll be a huge improvement over your 9800GT.
Hmm, interesting. I could have sworn it would be enough to push the E8400 to the max. And also, if I were to get the GTX 460 (The Asus one) would by Antec 500W power supply be able to handle it or would I need my 600W? It is this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817701004
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post #19 of 34
Just do NOT get the 460 "SE" version. It's a crippled card and I'd recommend a 550 over it. That Sparkle 460 1GB for $129 is the best deal you're going to find for a new card.
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Minimum power supply for the 460 is 450W, so your power supply should be able to handle it.
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